General Core Requirements

General Core Curriculum for a Bachelor’s Degree

The University requires the following courses for each degree*:

Communication

Select two of the following:6
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION
Total Hours6

Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
ART APPRECIATION
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
MUSIC APPRECIATION
THEATRE AND FILM APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
JAZZ APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MUSIC
APPRECIATION OF MUSIC IN FILM
Total Hours3

Government/Political Science

POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy and Culture

Select one of the following:3
GLOBAL CULTURES
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
MASTERWORKS OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
TOPICS IN LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ISSUES
INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
INTERMEDIATE KOREAN II
LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE II
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
LATIN LEVEL IV
GREEK LEVEL IV
Total Hours3

Life and Physical Science

Select two of the following:6
INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY I
INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY II
DISCOVERING BIOLOGY: MOLECULES, CELLS AND DISEASE
LIFE ON EARTH: EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
CHEMISTRY IN THE WORLD AROUND US
CHEMISTRY IN THE WORLD AROUND US II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
EARTH SYSTEMS
EARTH HISTORY
METEORITES, ASTEROIDS, FLOOD VOLCANISMS AND MASS EXTINCTIONS
GLOBAL WARMING
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL ACOUSTICS
PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS I
PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS II
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II
GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II
Total Hours6

Mathematics

Select two of the following:6
CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
LIBERAL ARTS HONORS MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
LOGIC
PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
ARCHITECTURAL CALCULUS
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS I
CALCULUS III
CALCULUS II
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HUMAN LANGUAGE
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Total Hours3

 U.S. History

HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Total Hours6

FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA OPTION

Any course listed above. A course may only fulfill one component area.3
Total Hours3

OLD--through summer 2014

English Composition

Six hours (1301 and 1302 or suitable substitutes).

Literature

Three hours of English or modern language literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

U.S. History

Six hours of American history or three hours of American and three hours of Texas history. (This requirement is mandated by state law and cannot be waived.)

U.S. Political Science

Six hours covering U.S. and Texas constitutions. (This requirement is mandated by state law and cannot be waived.)

Mathematics

Six hours (MATH 1301 or higher. Credit will not be given for both MATH 1301 and 1302.)

Natural Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours*.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, architecture or theatre arts.

*The Social and Cultural Studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or see https://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/current/academic-planning/uac/index.php.

International students whose secondary education was taught in their native tongue (other than English) may meet the modern language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree by successfully completing six additional hours in English beyond the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The eight additional hours needed to fulfill the total degree requirements must be approved by the student’s major department and must be included in the degree plan. The major department has the right to stipulate the modern language permitted for the bachelor’s degree, provided the language is taught at UT Arlington.